Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.
About the course
Explores challenges facing local governments in attracting, developing, and retaining the personnel needed to serve citizens. The focus is primarily on human resource functions, personnel relationships, and provides practical insight into how to be an “employer of choice.”
Course at a glance
- Aimed at individuals interested in moving into higher level responsibilities in the local government field; our student body includes municipal government employees in planning, corporate services, economic development, operations, finance, and more.
- Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Participate in online discussions with peers from all over Canada and expand your professional network.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the broad development and placement of HR in organizations and businesses and how HR creates, evaluates, analyzes, and synthesizes effective HR and employment practices, systems, decisions, and behaviours to meet organizational needs.
- Apply decision-making strategies for creating, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing HR-related decisions through the use of HR tools, systems, and processes in a complex organizational environment.
- Apply the principles of effective employee recruiting, selection, and retention, by creating, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing programs and approaches into effective skills for human resources forecasting and planning.
- Apply the principles of effective compensation and benefit system design and understand how they impact employee motivation, productivity, business viability, and fairness.
- Apply the principles of effective training and development system design and understand how to apply them to individual, team, and organizational purposes.
- Understand and apply the principles of building effective labor relations in union and non-union environments.
- A textbook is required for this course; details will be provided in the course syllabus.
- Additional learning materials are provided through eClass.
Patrick has over 20 years of experience in the human resources profession and over fifteen years experience in facilitation, and the development and education of adults. In 2003 he founded S.P.L. Development Services Incorporated. He was educated at Dalhousie University and possesses a Bachelor...
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